I'm having a major dilemma on whether to garden or not this year.
Part of the problem is I hate to weed- hate it. Our lawn care guy (church provided, sigh) mows so that the lawn clippings fly into the garden, making the problem worse.
Last year we put down black plastic, which killed the onions. We lost two tomato plants to an ant invasion. The tomatoes were very small on the plants that did survive.
We don't own a tiller. We have to either rent one, or depend on the kindness of others to get our garden place tilled.
However- I love making fresh salsa, and having hot banana peppers for summer sandwiches! I love feeding the excess produce to the chickens and giving it away to friends. I love the satisfaction of growing something myself!
So what to do, what to do. I need to make a decision quickly, it's warming up here in North Carolina!